get the look: vintage modern living room.
by victoria comment

10/6/20

get the look: vintage modern living room.

sometimes you love a look so much, you want to try and recreate it, and this home from vondalwig architecture is a perfect example. so much so, i thought i’d jump back in with an old series of mine — get the look — and share with you how i might go about emulating this inspiring space. some of the pieces are quite expensive, but also good investments — like the barcelona lounger, but i’ve tried to balance out those more pricey items with some affordable options, just below. there’s also the option to search for vintage or quality reproduction pieces at flea markets (when they reopen) and sites like etsy, chairish, elsie green and even my own super marché. you’d be surprised by how much you can bring the cost of redecorating down with a little bit of research. the hunt can sometimes be half the fun!

get the look: vintage modern living room.

get the look: vintage modern living room.

get the look: vintage modern living room.

get the look: Clare Elsaesser sweet one painting; Sheepskin Wool Throw from serena & lily; barcelona couch in black leather from 2modern; ikea ENETRI Shelf unit in white; joss & main Authentic Decorative Book Set; Curvilinear Mid-Century Chandelier from west elm; Slope Lounge Chair in charcoal Vegan Leather from west elm; Style Ukraine old clay vessel; vintage marble fireplace mantels via chairish; Cle Arc Encaustic Cement Tiles.

get the look: vintage modern living room.

get the look: vintage modern living room.

get the look: vintage modern living room.

• photography courtesy of vondalwig architecture.

silver lake spanish revival seeks forever owner.
by victoria comment

10/5/20

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

hellooooo monday! i’m back from my little sabbatical and have some new ideas for the bog up my sleeve and will keep you updated on those soon! in the meantime, anybody looking for a home in the los angeles area? well, i’ve found your dream house! this is a 1929 spanish revival home located in silver lake listed by my go-to realtor rob kallick of take sunset, and it’s got california living written all over it. it’s another renovation project from one of my favorite design firms, Breland-Harper — you might recall this frogtown project of their’s that i came seriously close to making an offer on. it’s got their signature style written all over it — exposed beam ceilings, brick and hardwood floors, and loads of french doors creating a wonderful sense of openness and light throughout the home, almost like you’re living outdoors. i could move in ‘as is’ and be quite content. if you’d like to know more about this stunning home, visit take sunset, and if you’re just a looky-loo like me, enjoy the inspiring tour!

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

a spanish revival in silver lake for sale / sfgirlbybay

• photography virtually Here Studios for take sunset.

best of: picture this: fashionistas.
by victoria comment

10/2/20

painting of woman's legs in black skirt and heels. / sfgirlbybay

sorry, i’ve been remiss in my art round-ups (mon dieu!), picture this, but we’re back and this week we’re all about fashion. all kinds of fashion photography and illustrations make for beautiful artwork, hung in bedrooms and bathrooms — really anywhere that suits you. and plenty of vintage fashion photography can be found on art.com, all posters and the ever-lovely magazine fashion archives from the condé nast store. i even love the odd snapshot collected from your local fleamarket or etsy. as before, where indicated as ‘art print’ or ‘poster’ many of these pieces are shoppable, too, so check the links below if you’re a fan of fashion!

vogue cover art. / sfgirlbybay

painting of woman on sofa. / sfgirlbybay

photo of woman in vintage clothing from behind. / sfgirlbybay

woman with red hair in pink vintage blouse. / sfgirlbybay

painting of woman's torso in black dress. / sfgirlbybay

vintage photo of woman in white dress. / sfgirlbybay

vintage photograph of woman in striped top. / sfgirlbybay

picture this: fashionistas. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: red boots by maria-ines gul; untitled oil on canvas by gideon rubin; blind text from emusuem; megan galante; marni advertisement; AUDREY HEPBURN WEARING A GIVENCHY HAT ART PRINT BY CECIL BEATON from the art.com; massimo nota artworks via notamax; sainte marie tictail product celine print; Mats Gustafson reinterprets Dior’s latest collections; David Hockney Celia, Paris 1980 Poster art print from chairish; She’s Got The Look 1940’s Photo Booth Photo print from interior vintage on etsy; vintage pirelli tires poster;

vintage magazine cover art. / sfgirlbybay

vintage harper's bazar cover art. / sfgirlbybay

vintage art print. / sfgirlbybay

vintage black and white photo of twiggy. / sfgirlbybay

drawing of french girl in beret smoking. / sfgirlbybay

art print of woman in black and white outfit. / sfgirlbybay

• all other credits in order of appearance: little black dress by Gideon Rubin; VINTAGE VOGUE MAGAZINE COVER OF A WOMAN by EDUARDO GARCIA BENITO art print from the condé nast store; Torosay (Tony), 2000 by Elizabeth Peyton; Gia Coppola Untitled IV photographic print from tappan collective; CHARLOTTE PAYNE WEARING CARTIER JEWELRY by HORST P HORST art print from the condé nast store; oil on canvas by Gideon Rubin; SNAPPING IN SEQUINS by BERT STERN art print from the condé nast store; Photograph by Clifford Coffin, Vogue 1954 via @ellewalish; 1980s Erwin Blumenfeld Exhibition Poster, Doe Eye from chairish; Harper’s Bazaar, September 1929 artprint from all posters; Yamana Fumio cosmetics Cream cold magazine advertisement, 1956; The Model Twiggy in 1967 photo art print from art.com; the smoking section by maria-ines gul; megan galante.

best of: checkered past.
by victoria comment

10/1/20

vintage minimalist modern home with patterned tile floors. / sfgirlbybay

one of the amazing things about traveling around europe is how very ancient it is and the unique charm which that exudes. the architecture is awe-inspiring and gives you such a sense of history — here in america we just don’t go that far back and sometimes there’s not as much of an appreciation for the past and more of a look towards the future, so older buildings are often done away with. so i really love seeing these older spaces and even when they might be decaying in one way or another, i find a kind of celebratory beauty in that aging. older floors are so prevalent in europe and even very mismatched tile floors might share just a single household. the airbnb we had in palermo (just above) must have had five or six different tile patterns going on and it was beautiful. i thought i’d share a little bit of that kind of lovely flooring with you today. embrace the old and be inspired!

inspiring rustic modern dining area with vintage chandelier. / sfgirlbybay

italian pattern tiled floors. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern dining area with pattern tiled floors. / sfgirlbybay

tile floors in boutique shop. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring dining room with patterned tile flooring. / sfgirlbybay

black and yellow checked flooring. / sfgirlbybay

yellow and black checkered floors. / sfgirlbybay

tiled flooring in modern sitting room with daybed. / sfgirlbybay

mismatched vintage dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

tiled floors in whitewashed home. / sfgirlbybay

vintage tiled floors in whitewashed bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

triangle print tile floors. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: @sfgirlbybay; architectural digest espana; bo bedre; architectural digest espana; archiproducts; freunde von freunden; archiproducts; architectural digest espana; about decoration; the poetry of material things; david kohn architects.

best of: dark and dramatic.
by victoria comment

9/30/20

dark black kitchen walls with vintage portrait painting in gold frame. / sfgirlbybay

we see a lot of white and bright kitchens out there, like yesterday’s beautiful kitchen from our food stories. but what about the dark side? i love a dark and dramatic kitchen. i’ve only gone partway there, with my black smeg fridge and appliances, but i’ve yet to pull the trigger on a totally black space. but look how sophisticated these kitchens look? all could take is a can of paint (my go-to black paint is benjamin moore’s onyx black) or perhaps you just tile your backsplash with some very black beauties like these from clé tiles. or, you can just chicken out and find yourself some black crockery, kitchen counter appliances, or the ultimate black smeg!

dark black tile backsplash. / sfgirlbybay

dark black kitchen backsplash and cabinetry. / sfgirlbybay

dark walls and cabinetry in kitchens. / sfgirlbybay

black walls in kitchen with wall knife storage. / sfgirlbybay

black kitchen shelving unit. / sfgirlbybay

all black kitchen cabinetry and backsplash. / sfgirlbybay

black kitchen backsplash and lower cabinetry. / sfgirlbybay

black tile kitchen backsplash with black cabinetry. / sfgirlbybay

dark black kitchen decor details. / sfgirlbybay

black painted kitchen walls. / sfgirlbybay

black kitchen backsplash and cabinetry. / sfgirlbybay

glossy black kitchen backsplash tiles. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: no glitter no glory; kim verbist interiors; food52; @_foodstories_; kara rosenlund photography; domino; sfgirlbybay; my scandinavian home; my scandinavian home; my ideal home; grace bonney; our food stories; nicholas valla; my domaine; interior stylist laura seppanen; a.s. helsingo ; decor object</a; catherine kwong; lonny; remodelista; no glitter no glory; architectural digest; nordic design.